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RE: [IP] D5W

Susan [mailto:email @ redacted] wrote:

> Please forgive my ignorance but what is D5W? Why do they use it during
> surgery and how does it affect your blood sugars?

D5W means dextrose (=glucose) 5% in water.  It's used to make sure the body
has a continuing energy source as well as an open line into a vein for rapid
medication if necessary.

Jim Handsfield
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